Srinagar, Mar 21, KNT: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president and Parliamentarian, Farooq Abdullah, on Saturday released Rs one crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to help in efforts to combat Covid-19 threat in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Party president and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah today released an amount of Rs 1 Cr to combat COVID19 threat in J&K from his MPLAD. Out of this, Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for SKIMS Srinagar and Rs 25 lakh each for Budgam and Ganderbal districts,” said the National Conference in a tweet.
Meanwhile, NC leader and Parliament member, Hasnain Masoodi told KNT that on the directions of party patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah, he also donated Rs 1 crore to South Kashmir hospital to combat Coronavirus.
Abdullah, who was released from seven-month detention this week, had appealed to his party workers and well wishers not to visit his residence in view of the Coronovirus threat